My Wing, My Dream
Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die,
Life is a broken-winged bird, that can't fly,
Hold fast to dreams,
For when dreams go,
Life is a barren field,
Frozen with snow
#1 Coming Across
When I was very young, when I was only 13 years old, I only heard computer in some news or some modern magazines. I was not interested in this strange part at that time. And I thought that would be good if we had it in my school. Everything was common in my life since that time. Till one day, my classmate Wang Yi let me go his home and see his new present of birthday, a computer. I was astonished when I saw its great function. Wang Yi used easy manipulation to complete complex function. From that day I know what DOS is, I knew what floppy disk is and what CPU is. This was the first time I saw a real computer in my life. I thought I deeply fell in love with the perfect machine. An idea emerged in my mind that I would be good at controlling this magical machine in my future. I was confident!
#2 Learning in the Game
How time flies, I was a junior high school student now. The economy in China developed faster and faster. And other fields had the same development. Computer had not been so mysterious. Some families could buy this luxury product. But I feel sad that my family couldn't afford it. I only could use the computer in a room near my junior high school, which we called it "pc room" at that time. We only played pc games in it. Before I played the pc games I had never learned the knowledge about the computer. I thought I really had a gift on controlling the computer. In a game about tactic, I must have the top speed of response and the top speed of typing to communication with my teammate. So I was accomplished in speed of typing and mouse action at the same time. It was important for a novice, I thought. For the sake of playing games better, I tried to do any manipulation in any ways. Then I was accomplished in WIN95. Though I had on computer, I felt anything was all right.
#3 My First Computer
At the last year of junior high school, I bought a computer finally. It was a long time that I was longing for it. I was very happy when I saw it. But it didn't seem to be a good thing for me at that time. My parents considered the computer would have a bad influence on my study in the school. But I still went on my faith; I thought I was right in my way. I only thought I must continue my dream. After two weeks, I knew about the Internet. It was not a new thing in my memory, but it was my first time to come true of this dream. I had an id to enter the Internet. I clearly remember that was www.163.com, this was the first website I read. All the year long, I only played more and more games and did some humdrum things on the Internet. Well, it was really that I hadn't enough time to learn. My parents' s anxiety happened again. I knew I was clever enough, but I hadn't read the books at all. So I can only study in an average senior high school where I spent much more money. I knew I should correct my faith in someway, which I always take it for granted that it was right. But I never thought of giving up, never!
#4 Friend of Internet
I had an id of MSN when the first year of the senior high school. It was very perfect software of chatting on the Internet. During a half of the year, I had lots of friends on the MSN. One of my best friends is a girl named Ada. She was in the same school with me. But she wasn't in the same class with me. She was in a better class because she studied harder than me. At the most part of chat, we often discussed something about the school, the school life, and learning in the school. Her words effected my change from my point of view. I understood that how to learn better in this school. In my memory, it may be the first time I got the benefit for my education from the Internet. Some years later, I started to use QQ instead of MSN. But I find it's harder and harder for me to find a real friend on the Internet. There are more lies and more like the misdeeds. It made me so despair. And from then on I didn't chat like before. I only wanted to communicate with my old friends over the Internet.
#5 Need to Use; Need to Learn 【奥鹏杯"我与网络学习"全国大型有奖征文活动征文选登 (《中国远程教育》杂志社主办、奥鹏远程教育中心协办)】
I stayed at this senior high school one and a half year. Life was colorless and didn't have any pleasantly surprised. I felt my life maybe stop. One day, we needed a brief introduction about our class. And the mission needed me to complete. So I should use Photoshop, which was a kind of software to use to process picture. Nay I should use PPT of Office software. Then I started to search something about this software on the Internet to learn how to use them. I found it was easy to learn when I practiced it. It only needs the willpower to practice. At last I got a great success on the brief introduction of the class. I learnt the important thing which I learn something in order to apply it. The Internet gave me an important help made understood this truth. Because this action, I had more interested in this way to learn and I had more interested in the knowledge of Internet. Then I wanted to build a space to show my idea. Will, during two months, I learnt made a website by myself without any books and only lean upon the resource on the Internet. Unconsciously, I became an expert on network and graphic designing. Then I had more dream to come true and I knew my future got more clearly.
#6 Nuesoft Is My Best Choice
I graduated from the senior high school. I got common points in the eleven-plus. But it didn't affect anything. I found a perfection college for me, Nuesoft. It is a real software college in China, a real lap PC college in China. It's suited to me to take the lap PC to go anywhere and learn anywhere. My feeling just likes fish entering into the water. Someone said Nuesoft wasn't a good school. But I believed an inglorious college could make students have more viability in the society. I knew I would get a software engineer or a network engineer. And it's easy for me in this college, if I could study hard. Perhaps I will have the higher aim in my future. I believe that Neusoft will be full of miracles.
#7 the Wing and the Dream
Now, I have a website and a BBS, I have lots of copartners in my network, we have the same aim. We admire the people who had got the success and built up from nothing on the Internet. I think if they can do it, we can also do it and even better than them. I love the Internet and anything about computer in crazy. They are my wings, and every chance was my wing, too. They can sustain me to go ahead for my dream. It doesn't have the ending and I only consider everyday as a start of my dream.